165,000 children…

June 29, 2017 Broadbent Institute – The Government of Canada is failing First Nations Children The link is a petition that Canada comply immediately, and before this 150 Canada Day celebration, with the findings of the Canadian Human Rights … [Read more...]

A meager gift…

May 14, 2017 (Ed note: Below is a moment of worried relief, perhaps also a daily companion, for many observing Mother’s Day today.  The Bath Institution in the quote is a medium security prison in the Kingston area.  The inmate son suffers … [Read more...]

Violence against Women…

Mar 31, 2017 Government of Canada – National Committee on the Status of Women Taking Action to End Violence against Young Women and Girls in Canada Marilyn Gladu, the Chair of the National Committee on the Status of Women, has tabled this … [Read more...]

Pot: all around the circle…

Dec 14, 2016 CBC News – Peter Zimonjic Don't hold your breath: fully legalized pot could still be years away - Legalizing pot is just the 1st step before the more complex task of regulating its use and sale Have you noticed foot-dragging and … [Read more...]

Bail-out…

Dec 9, 2016 Law and Style Precedent – Daniel Fish Whatever happened to Michael Bryant? You may remember the name Michael Bryant, a former Attorney General of Ontario, who was involved in a car accident that left a cyclist dead and who was … [Read more...]

Twitter venom…

Dec 4, 2016 CBC News – At Issue – Peter Mansfield, Jennifer Ditchburn, Althea Raj, Chantal Hébert Hateful tweets The At Issue panel looks at the racism, misogyny and threats directed at politicians, especially women MP’s but also some … [Read more...]

Incivility…

Nov. 17, 2016  Magna Carta Training and e-Learning – David J.D. Sims The Price of Incivility Sims is a lawyer in Whitby, ON, who works with a police training company.  He recounts a number of instances in which the lack of civility by police … [Read more...]

Big business…

Oct 27, 2016 Toronto Star – Robert Benzie Recreational weed could be a $22.6B industry: study Recently a number of prominent organizations have voiced interest in getting involved as dispensers of legalized marijuana for both medical and … [Read more...]

Conservatives and Islamophobia…

Oct 6, 2016 Huffington Post – Althia Raj Tory MPs Oppose NDP Motion Condemning All Forms of Islamophobia The NDP’s Tom Mulcair proposed a motion in the House rejecting all sorts of Islamophobia, expecting unanimous consent but a handful of … [Read more...]

Justice report card…

Sept 20, 2016  CBC News – Alison Crawford Think tank releases report card on Canada's justice system - Territories and Manitoba score lowest, P.E.I. highest based on cost and effectiveness The conservative think tank MacDonald-Laurier Institute … [Read more...]